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Armon Fletcher scored 14 points, including the go-ahead 3-pointer with 17 seconds left, and Southern Illinois secured the No. 4 seed in next week's Missouri Valley Conference tournament with a 72-70 win over Loyola-Chicago on Saturday night.

Loyola-Chicago took a 70-69 lead on a pair of Clayton Custer free throws with 36 seconds left, but Fletcher sank his third 3 on Southern Illinois's next possession, and Custer's jumper to tie with four seconds left was no good.

Sean O'Brien had 17 points and 13 rebounds for the Salukis (16-15, 9-9), and Leo Vincent added 15 points.

Southern Illinois led 34-31 at the break, and neither team led by more than four the rest of the way. Loyola-Chicago shot 14 of 26 from the field with three 3s in the second half while the Salukis were 14 of 24 with four 3s.

Custer led Loyola-Chicago (18-13, 8-10) with 21 points, and Aundre Jackson had 18.

Filip Forsberg scored the winning goal and had two assists as the Nashville Predators scored three in the second period in beating the Washington Capitals 5-2 on Saturday.

Forsberg missed becoming the first in NHL history with a hat trick in three consecutive games. He still notched his seventh goal in three games as Nashville won its second straight and third in four games.

Roman Josi scored twice, and Mike Fisher and Viktor Arvidsson each had a goal. Ryan Johansen had three assists.

The Predators denied their former coach Barry Trotz his 700th career win in the building where he started his career as an NHL coach back in 1998.

Tom Wilson and Evgeny Kuznetsov scored for the Capitals. They beat Edmonton 2-1 in Washington on Friday night and were without T.J. Oshie and defensemen Brooks Orpik and Matt Niskanen.

Kolten Wong is still bothered by a right shoulder injury from a tumble he took while playing left field last September at Wrigley Field.

The St. Louis Cardinals second baseman said Saturday he's been dealing with "tenderness" in the shoulder. He received a cortisone shot in the shoulder at the end of the season, and the right-handed thrower didn't pick up a ball until January.

The shoulder troubles Wong when he throws. He has had an MRI but says he does "not yet" need surgery.

Wong has been on a limited throwing program since spring training began and did not play in St. Louis' Grapefruit League opener on Saturday. He did take infield before the game.

Manager Mike Matheny expects Wong could play as soon as Sunday.

Wong is not expected to play any outfield this season.

Ryan Reed picked up the second Xfinity Series victory of his career — both at Daytona International Speedway — by winning the wreck-filled season-opener Saturday.

Reed held off Austin Dillon and Kasey Kahne in a two-lap overtime shootout to win in a Ford for Roush Fenway Racing. Reed's only other career victory came in this race in 2015.

Kahne finished second in a Chevrolet for JR Motorsports, which had five cars in the field and a rough day because of all the accidents.

Austin Dillon was third in a Chevrolet for Richard Childress Racing, and Brad Keselowski was fourth in a Team Penske Ford. Scott Lagasse was sixth and the highest finishing Toyota driver.

Winless in more than a year, Rickie Fowler built a four-shot lead going into the final round of the Honda Classic.

Fowler made two birdies on the last three holes Saturday at PGA National for a 5-under 65 as everyone around him was struggling to finish. Fowler was at 13-under 197, four shots ahead of Tyrrell Hatton of England.

It was the third straight week that someone built a big lead on the PGA Tour after 54 holes. Jordan Spieth was six shots clear at Pebble Beach, while Dustin Johnson was up by five shots at Riviera.

Fowler's last victory was in Abu Dhabi a year ago January. He hasn't won on the PGA Tour since the Deutsche Bank Championship on Labor Day in 2015.